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Learning from Las Vegas: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form by Robert Venturi

Open Preview See a Problem? La primera parte muy bien, la segunda no tanto. InMIT Press began offering a facsimile edition of the original with a preface by Denise Scott Brown explaining the reservations the authors had with the original edition. Their build Robert Charles Venturi, Jr. The intricate maze under the low ceiling never connects with outside light or outside space. It’s importance, of course, is not in what it says about Vegas but in what it says about a way of thinking about architecture and what is valid subject matter for architectural analysis.

Venturi lives in Philadelphia with Denise Scott Brown. Editorial Reviews – Learning from Las Vegas From the Publisher Learning from Las Vegas created a healthy controversy on its appearance incalling for architects to be more receptive to the tastes and values of “common” people and less immodest in their erections of “heroic,” self-aggrandizing monuments. It’s amazing how few people even realize what Vegas represents.

The book’s ideas are unquestionably dated, but its relevance and revolutionary value should not be taken for granted. Provocative stuff, and intensely relevant to graphic design, but I still couldn’t give you a comprehensible definition of a “duck”. On that same page, he has drawn YES inside a heart next to his bracketed suggestions for Strip Beautification.


The concept of “the duck, and the decorated shed” are fundamental yet quite interesting.

Oct 05, Du rated it really liked it Shelves: I’ve never been to Vegas myself, but after reading this, I think my experience would be somewhat colored. Feb 10, Erik Carter rated it it was amazing. The research group studied various aspects of the city, including the commercial vernacular, lighting, patterns, styles, and symbolism in aprendkendo architecture.

Naked children have never played in our oas, and I. I’ve wanted to read this since college. I still think about this one all the time, years later. Synopsis Learning from Las Vegas created a healthy controversy on its appearance incalling lad architects to be more receptive to the tastes and values of “common” people and less immodest in their erections of “heroic,” self-aggrandizing monuments.


Post Modernist approach to symbols The best thing about this book are the old photos of the now “Old” Las Vegas Strip. The result was a critique of Modern architecture, demonstrated most famously in the comparison between the “duck” and “decorated shed.

The illustrations and tables are very 60s polsci though and gave me plenty of flashbacks. Learning from Las Vegas caused a stir in the architectural world upon its publication, as it was hailed by progressive critics for its bold indictment of Modernismand by the status quo as blasphemous.

For an architectural theory book it’s top notch. Books by Robert Venturi. Architecture for the long run requires creation, rather than adaptation, and response to advanced technology and sophisticated vgeas Mar 12, Robert Ullrich rated it really liked it. The lighting is antiarchitectural.

But maybe Venturi was onto something a little more useful than his postmodern contemporaries, something a little more important than a bunch of neo-marxist theorizing and empty talk about cultural hegemony. Bearers of the sustainable design flag could learn something from reading aprenddiendo book and applying ideas about vernacular, ornament, and decorated sheds to all fields of production and industry.


Learning From Las Vegas Facsimile ed. Pei will never be happy on Route A book that beautifully presents Las Vegas’ tangible architectural elements and gives us insightful views of the overall display of rigid vega ranging from an outward to an inward perspective.

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In substituting “articulation” for decoratio An excellent if at times repetitive work. But both are enclosed: To ask other readers questions about Learning from Las Vegasplease sign up.

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Learning from Las Vegas: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form

Space is enclosed but limitless, because its edges are dark. This book is full of suggestions, and to me the most important aprendienso in an architectural sense was to see the metaphorical or symbolical value of these structures and their usefulness. As such, argued the authors, Modern buildings became mute and vacuous, especially when built for corporate or government clients. An excellent interpretive jumpstart for the scores of urban-vetted visiting LA who say, I just don’t get it. Izenour, a graduate student in the studio, accompanied his senior tutor colleagues, Venturi and Scott Brown, to Las Vegas in together with nine students of architecture and four planning and graphics students to study the urban form of the city.

An excellent if at times repetitive work. Jul 05, Em “Reacher” rated it really liked it Shelves: He expresses it somewhat well in the following passage.

The poetry does not matter’ His symbolical relativism more or less diminishes every formal masterpiece ever construc Venturi has undoubtedly become the black sheep of late twentieth-century architecture.